Beth's Stuff, of a Random Nature

A year of Humira

A year to the day. 22nd December last year I started on Humira, the other Crohn's treatments were just horrible, horrible and nasty, or plain zombifying! So it wasn't easy to start yet another drug and honestly I was scared witless. I wasn't too keen on injecting it myself either but it promised great things and there weren't many other options on the table. I actually chose it; I was asked Remicade or Humira? The former means going into hospital every 8weeks for half-a-day to have a mouse/human chimeric antibody infused into you. The latter inject yourself at home with the fully humanised antibody every two weeks with a point and click pen style injector.  read more ...   (22/12/10)

 

Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, and a Wildcamp

I felt it time for another wildcamp, and hopefully a good walk the next day. I knew there was plenty of scope for camping anywhere around Red Tarn, and pretty much onwards up to Crinkle Crags from my walk a few weeks ago, then in thick cloud and rain. The weather forecast was for clearing skies overnight leading to possible ground frost in some valleys and high temperatures the next day. Sounded ideal. The journey up the A1 and across the bottom of the Dales was a little tedious and with my not-so-early start it was late afternoon by the time I got to Three Shire Stone at the top of Wrynose Pass. With everyone off back home for the day, or indeed the end of their weekend I didn't have any trouble getting a parking space.  read more ...

  (31/08/10)

 

Bynack More and Bynack Beag

Parking up at the end of the road near Glenmore Lodge I thought I recognise that van, it's Mr Walkhighlands. Didn't see Paul out on the hill though I did look.  read more ...

  (22/06/10)

 

Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm

Whilst looking at the map I wondered about, for me, a massive day out; head out from the Cas carpark and up the ridge between Lurchers and Lochan, over the plateau to Ben Macdui, on the way back turn right at Lochan Buidhe and head for Cairn Gorm. It would be the first time back on the plateau, on my own, since my Glenmore lodge navigation (sept08) and winter skills (feb09) courses. I took the sailing approach; I'd head off 'in the direction of' and see what happened.  read more ...

  (20/06/10)

 

Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers, 2010-06-18

A stunning, although fresh day awaited me as I parked up at the Ben Lawers visitor centre. After some faffing about, umming and argh'ing whether to do the Tarmachan ridge or Lawers, I decided on the latter. With maybe an out and back over Meall Corranaich too if I had the time. I had also decided to escape the midges and head to the Cairngorms afterwards so I couldn't be off the hill too late for the longish drive over there.  read more ...

  (18/06/10)

 

Stob Dubh, Buachaille Etive Beag

I met up again with Carin to do a hill or two. We had done the Ben together back in snows of March, I felt under pressure (of my own making) to come up with a hill; that wasn't too far away, and would be at least worthy of the effort. I'd been up Stob Coire Raineach on the wee Buachaille in appalling weather last year and fancied there might be some nice views around. Doing the other top Stob Dubh, from the col and out along the ridge appealed to my sense of adventure...  read more ...

  (16/06/10)

 

Ben More (Crianlarich)

Despite the many visits to Crianlarich through the winter and spring, I hadn't gone up either Ben More, or Stob Binnein. So I picked a cracking day to climb it!  read more ...

  (10/06/10)

 

Beinn Ghlas

I parked at the Lawers visitor centre, now decaying slowly, and trudged up through an even more depressing 'nature reserve'. Vowing next time I'll start off elsewhere!  read more ...

  (21/04/10)

 

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